The most important people in mining will not be among the movers and shakers at the high-profile event this week.
A high court has ruled that compensation to women who have to take care of sick miners could ease the gendered harms imposed by the industry.
#MiningIndaba: Why the real mining investors won’t be in Cape Town this week
Court case could force gold industry to pay out miners' daughters and wives
The loss of one of SA’s most longstanding HIV activists comes when politics and dwindling resources are pitting stalwarts against each other.
Decriminalising sex work could help avert almost half of all new HIV infections globally among workers and clients in the next 10 years.
Crime stats released in 2015 reported a drop in rape cases, but experts say this is because fewer people are bothering to report rapes to the police.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.